Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist Dr. Punkaj Gupta leads the multidisciplinary team caring for heart patients in the Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Methodist Children’s Hospital

  • Acute care for newborns and children with congenital and acquired heart conditions
  • Pre- and post-operative surgical care after congenital heart surgery
  • Care following catheter interventions and hybrid procedures
  • Management of complex arrhythmias
  • Management of pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and cardiomyopathy
  • Care of patients requiring mechanical support, e.g. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist devices (VADs)
  • Coordinated care with pediatric cardiology, congenital heart surgery, neonatology, anesthesia and ancillary services (nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, nutrition)